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Headlines for Jan. 10, 2017

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 10 2017

Globe and Mail
Big science receives $328-million boost from Ottawa

Some of Canada’s largest and most unique science labs and initiatives will share a $328-million top-up, federal Science Minister Kirsty Duncan announced on Monday.

Researchers find genetic fingerprint for spotting aggressive prostate cancer

DNA discovery will allow for more customized care for men diagnosed with prostate cancer

Globe and Mail
Opinion: How to successfully close the skills gap

Instead of basing hires on “what they know” companies are looking at “what they can do,” writes Sarah Franklin, senior vice-president and general manager of Trailhead, Salesforce.

Science, health sectors have greatest job growth potential, Quebec predicts

Doctors, accountants and couple therapists are among those in high demand across Quebec, according to government.

Times Colonist
UVic ocean science gets $46 million injection

The waters off Vancouver Island have led the world in ocean observation for more than a decade, a feat buoyed Monday by $46 million in federal funding to Ocean Networks Canada.

Montreal Gazette
Foundation injects $18 million into Arctic research

Funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation was added to the operating budget of the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Amundsen, an Arctic research vessel since 2003.

Montreal Gazette
New research shows being bilingual is better for aging brains

Being bilingual is better for saving brain power as we age, according to new findings.

Sexual violence policy at U of C open for feedback

From public reporting to tribunals and punishments, the document aims to bring clarity to campus.

National Post
John Furlong’s reinstatement to the UBC Millennium Scholarship Breakfast explained

UBC reinstated John Furlong, 66, a top sports executive in Vancouver, as the keynote speaker at the Millennium Scholarship Breakfast next month after initially cancelling his appearance.

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